Alumni Yung Yi (PhD '06) and Song Chong (PhD '95) received the 2016 IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize for their paper "Mobile Data Offloading: How Much Can WiFi Deliver?," from the April 2013, Volume 21 edition of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. The prize is given to the best original paper published in any communication networking journal sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society during the previous three calendar years. Drs. Yi and Chong will receive the prize at the IEEE ICC 2016 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 24th.
Dr. Chong is receiving this prestigious prize for the second time, and is only the second person to receive it more than once since the prize was established in 1994. Song received his first Bennett Prize in 2013 for his paper “On the Levy-Walk Nature of Human Mobility”, which was published in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 19, No. 3 in June 2011.